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Program Overview

Portrait of Professor John PaulBecause it is impossible to understand the present without some knowledge of the past, history serves as a cornerstone for any liberal arts or pre-professional program. Course offerings range from the ancient worlds of Europe, Asia and the Americas to the modern United States and the world in a global culture. History majors gain proficiency in reading, writing and critical thinking through coursework that emphasizes research methods and interpretive skills.

Career Opportunities

History graduates have gained positions with local, state, federal and private agencies and educational institutions, as well as in business and industry.

Our graduates are prepared for careers in teaching and public history as well as for advanced degree programs in history, library science, law, and public policy.

“With the guidance of some great professors I achieved a lot in three years. On the road to my BA in history, I interned in Washington, D.C., presented original research on industrial Fitchburg, and studied abroad in Russia.”
–Ralph Hogan, 2011

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